Perfectly tender and beautifully golden sweet potato rounds! The creamy, nutty honeyed tahini drizzle is optional, but expertly toes the line between sweet and savory. Make this vegan side dish for holiday parties, Thanksgiving, or to elevate your weeknight dinner routine all winter long.
Prep Time: 5mins
Cook Time: 55mins
Total Time: 1hr
Course: Sides, Snack
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Lactose, Vegan, Vegetarian Servings: 6 people, as a side
Extra-virgin olive oil
3 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed, dried, and cut into (¾-inch) thick rounds
½ cup tahini, well stirred
¼ cup honey
¼ cup sesame seeds
Get ready. Preheat your oven to 425°F. Line a 13×9-inch sheet pan with aluminum foil and brush generously with olive oil.
Season the sweet potatoes. Arrange the rounds in the prepared pan in a single layer. Generously brush the tops of the rounds with olive oil and season with a big pinch of salt (about ½ teaspoon). Cover the pan tightly with another piece of foil.
Roast the potatoes. Roast covered in foil for 30 minutes, then remove the top foil and roast until the bottoms turn golden brown, another 15 to 20 minutes.
Finish roasting. Use tongs to carefully flip the rounds over. Return to the oven until the second side is also golden brown, about 10 minutes or so. When finished, the potatoes should be melty-tender and charred nicely on both sides. Remove from the oven and set the pan aside to cool for 5 minutes.
Toast the sesame seeds. While the potatoes roast, pour the sesame seeds into a small, dry pan and set over medium-low heat. Swirl until golden and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate to avoid overcooking them.
Make the honeyed tahini drizzle. In a small bowl, stir the tahini and honey until well combined.
Finish and serve. Use a spatula to transfer the sweet potato rounds to a serving platter. Drizzle on the honeyed tahini and sprinkle the toasted sesame seeds over top. Serve immediately.
You’re looking for a runny enough honeyed tahini sauce to drizzle over the potatoes. If the mixture is thick, warm it up for a few seconds in the microwave.
If you find yourself with leftover honeyed tahini, it’s absolutely delicious on toast, oatmeal, fresh apples, bananas, in smoothies, or really any time you’d use peanut butter.
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Calories: 294.3kcal | Carbohydrates: 40.1g | Protein: 6.4g | Fat: 13.8g | Saturated Fat: 1.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5.2g | Sodium: 70.4mg | Potassium: 509.2mg | Fiber: 5.1g | Sugar: 16.3g | Vitamin A: 16045.3IU | Vitamin C: 3.6mg | Calcium: 123.9mg | Iron: 2.5mg